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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.21-rc6
On Tuesday 03 June 2003 18:30, Michael Frank wrote:

Hi Michael,

> > Ok, so you can reproduce the hangs reliably EVEN with -rc6, Marc?
> -rc6 is better - comparable to 2.4.18 in what I have seen with my script.
> After the long obscure problems since 2.4.19x, -rc6 could use serious
> stress-testing.
> User level testing is not sufficient here - it's just like playing
> roulette.
> By serious stress-testing I mean:
> Everone testing comes up with one dedicated "tough test"
> which _must_ be reproducible (program, script) along his line of
> expertise/application.

well, very easy one:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/largefile bs=16384 count=131072

then use your mouse, your apps, switch between them, use them, _w/o_ pauses,
delay, stops or kinda that. If _that_ will work flawlessly for everyone, then
it is fixed, if not, it _needs_ to be fixed.

ciao, Marc

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